Hello again!  I'd like to share a gift box I made for my dear friend, Mistra.  (You better not be reading this Mis!  You have to wait until you receive it!  LOL)  I wanted to incorporate things that we both love onto this box... Donna Salazar products, Dusty Attic chipboard and Tim Holtz embellies!  I can't wait until she receives it!  I hope she likes it.  :o)
I covered both the inside and the outside of the box with Let's Ride papers from Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection.  I applied a coat of Matte Mod Podge over the entire box to protect the surface.  The parts that were not covered in paper were painted white and spritzed with Cashmere Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap.  I also dry-brushed a layer of white paint to further distress the box.
 The vines (Vine Border DA0459) were inked with Smooch Spritz in Green Olive.  This is one of my favorite Smooch Spritz colors.  I dabbed a touch of Chestnut Pigment Ink to the vines to add some brown tones in the leaves.
 The decorative trim and the word 'friends' (Mini Words #1 DA0386) are chipboard elements that were inked with Donna's new Mix'd Media Inx in Leather.
 The metal feet of the box are from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Collection.
 The vines on the top of the box are from a Dusty Attic Sweet Pea border (DA0593) that I cut apart and arranged.
 I created this flower using Donna's Queen Bees paper and her Rose Creations die by Spellbinders.  I  ADORE the colors of this flower!  You can find a tutorial on how to make it HERE.
 I used chipboard letters to create Mistra's name.  Each letter is thoroughly distressed with ink, paint and embossing powder, creating a rough and grungy texture.

The smaller flowers were also created using Donna's Rose Creations dies.  The flower-making possibilities are endless with these dies because there are SIX different sizes!  This flower was made by layering three sizes of die-cuts.  If you take a closer look, you can see that the edges of the petals were subtly inked with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx.

UPDATE:  It was brought to my attention that I forgot to post the BEFORE photo of this box.  So here it is...

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fantabulous week ahead!

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.
A Gift Box for Mistra